David Lloyd streamlines its trading processes with TrueCommerce’s EDI and mobile e-invoicing solutions

David Lloyd streamlines its trading processes with TrueCommerce’s EDI and mobile e-invoicing solutions.

Manchester & Coventry UK 9th July 2019 – TrueCommerce, a global provider of trading partner connectivity and integration solutions, announced today that David Lloyd Leisure, Europe’s leading group of premium racquets, health and fitness clubs, has increased efficiency and productivity since outsourcing its EDI requirements to TrueCommerce.

David Lloyd Leisure operates 114 premium racquets, health and fitness clubs in the UK and Europe, recognises that a key component of their continued success is maintaining an efficient relationship with their entire supplier base. Before deciding to implement a fully managed B2B network service, David Lloyd Leisure relied on manually processing purchase orders and invoices.

Steve Deakin & Sukhs Chawla IT Project Managers at David Lloyd Leisure stated that “our aim when opening discussions with TrueCommerce was to achieve the entire removal of or at the very least a significant reduction in the amount of paper, email and faxed purchase orders and invoices”

The TrueCommerce supplier enablement solution, which is managed by our team of dedicated EDI experts, has enabled the on-boarding of suppliers regardless of their size or technical specifications. 16 suppliers have been on-boarded so far and the capability is now in place for David Lloyd Leisure to trade more efficiently with its entire supplier network. Recently TrueCommerce have developed a solution to manage David Lloyd Leisure’s 5,000 plus Self Employed Professionals (Group Exercise Instructors, Tennis & Swimming Coaches) utilising a new website (rendered for Mobile/Tablets) to enhance the invoice processing for each of the instructors and coaches and removing the manual processing burden from Accounts Payable.

Dan Walker, senior Sales Executive at TrueCommerce said “David Lloyd Leisure joins a growing number of companies benefiting from the TrueCommerce network. Our service will facilitate a vast reduction in manual processes throughout the company and will help improve David Lloyd Leisure’s relationships with its suppliers. The TrueCommerce invoice matching functionality will drastically reduce processing errors and supplier Order to Cash cycles allowing David Lloyd Leisure to refocus their time on more strategic areas of the business.”

Notes to editors:

The David Lloyd Leisure Group has 114 clubs – 99 clubs in the UK and a further 15 clubs across Europe, comprising its two brands David Lloyd Clubs and Harbour Clubs (of which there are three – Chelsea, Notting Hill and Kensington).
It has over 620,000 members and employs around 8,100 people. This includes an expert health and fitness team of over 2,000 while it contracts the services of more than 680 tennis professionals.

Across all clubs, David Lloyd Leisure has over 190 swimming pools (of which half are indoor) and offers over 13,000 exercise classes per week. Every week over 25,000 children learn to swim at David Lloyd Leisure, 16,000 children learn to play in the Tennis All Stars Coaching Programme.

David Lloyd Club’s racquets facilities are unparalleled with over 1,080 tennis courts as well as over 400 badminton and squash courts. Additional facilities include health and beauty spas, club lounges with free internet access, crèches, nurseries and specialist sports shops.